Ghanaian Producer and Reggae-Dancehall Musician, Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr. better known as Shatta Wale has been named in the list of 100 Most Influential Young Africans by Africa Youth Awards Scheme.
In recognition of their works which has impacted lives across the continent, Africa Youth Awards has announced 100 young Africans from 32 African countries in its 2019 ranking of 100 Most Influential Young Africans.
In its 4th year, the list has previously helped to celebrate and throw the spotlight on the remarkable achievements and contributions of young people towards the development of the African continent and also serving as a motivation to millions of young people across the globe.
Sharing insights on the publication, Prince Akpah, founding president of Africa Youth Awards, mentioned that this year’s list features a record of 52 females and 48 males from 32 countries and is an attestation of the works put forth by young people who are passionate about changing the narrative of the African continent.
Notable among the 2019 honourees are Burna Boy, African Union Youth Envoy; Aya Chebbi, Sierra Leone’s First Lady; H.E. Fatima Maada Bio, Global Teacher Prize Winner; Peter Tabichi, Davido, African Fashion Fund founder; Roberta Annan, Governor of Nandi County, H.E. Stephen Sang and Sudanese activist Alaa Salah.
Ghana lead with representations on the list with 8 honourees in which Shatta Wale is included.